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Heat Wave

June 30th, 2011 - By Beth Fletcher

I’ve never been so hot in my life. Right now, we have no power and I’m watching the temperature on my thermostat rise. I have little beads of sweat on my forehead. This power outage has caused me to do outrageous things like fold laundry, make my bed, put my make up on and all before 9 in the morning.

It’s like a don’t know who I am anymore.

During every other pregnancy, I’ve been pregnant during the summer but only early in my pregnancy, this is my first pregnancy where I’ll be hugely pregnancy, waddling around in search of a pool or small body of water to jump into, fully clothed.

The funny thing is? I’m only 25 weeks pregnant and today is June 30th. Which leaves a lot more summer and a lot more growing and a lot more sweat.

I think I’ll be okay. I’ve already created a Heat Emergency Plan. For instance, rather than coffee, I’ll have iced coffee. Instead of toasted Pop Tarts, I’ll eat them cold, rather than turning on the oven for frozen pizza, I have Papa John’s number on speed dial and I’ve given my kids a detailed tutorial on how to properly place cool wash clothes all over my body.

Actually, this may be the best summer ever.

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